Derrick Goold

Derrick Goold

Lead Cardinals beat writer for St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Proud father. Bookworm. Lapsed cartoonist. World Record-holding INF. Friendly neighborhood word slinger.

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"Too many walks." -- John Gant snapped Sunday. He once again allows his assignments to reach base and leave #Cardinals  to bring in a rookie in an attempt to clean up the inning. #stlcards  #MLB 

“The #Nationals , those wild-card carpetbaggers from the East, did their part to force the #Cardinals  deeper into the National League Central bottleneck.”

DeJong bought the M by donating 22k to charity. And he talks RISP, RBIs, and a curious absence of HR in those spots. On the #Cardinals  contrasting offense — and what makes it sometimes AWOL. #stlcards  #MLB 

Undone by two pitchers in Colorado, #Cardinals  have brought that thin fare home to Busch and had to deal with Corbin's slider, while trying to catch their breath offensively -- during the sprint to the finish: #stlcards  #MLB 

STICK THIS IN YOUR EARS! Brand new #BPIB . @hochman  helps set the stage and what's at stake for #Cardinals  visit to #Cubs . A division title. A drought. A dynasty? All in the balance during visit. #stlcards  #MLB 

Enough prelude. #Cardinals  vs. #Cubs  tomorrow. Wrigley Field. Almost all the marbles.

“He earned his Air Jordans.” — Mike Shildt on #Cardinals  Dexter Fowler’s leap to steal a three-run homer. It almost looked like this:


2006: No. 50 rookie Adam Wainwright closes out World Series title for #Cardinals  2019: No. 50 rookie Jordan Binnington pitches #StlBlues  to first #StanleyCup . Incredible.

To repeat: #stlcards  have fired Mike Matheny, in the middle of the season. Rare move for DeWitt & Co. in this leadership. Mike Shildt takes over as manager. More news coming.

Jordan Hicks' five pitches to Herrera according to Statcast: 104.2 mph sinker 105 mph sinker 104.3 mph sinker 105 mph sinker 103.7 mph sinker #stlcards  #cardinals  #MLB 

I've seen dozens and dozens of curtain calls in St. Louis, but never one for a player who comes to the top step of the visitors' dugout to acknowledge the crowd. Only for Pujols. #Cardinals  #stlcards  #MLB 

12 years ago right about now ... a photo that contains multitudes. — One famous curveball. — Two possible Hall of Famers. — Two future teammates. — Two legends of Puerto Rico, both of whom mobilized relief for their home after a hurricane. — One future President.

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Sense around #Cardinals  right now: stunned. Players, including ones dealt, are just stunned. #stlcards 

Source: Heyward has made a decision. #cardinals  were very aggressive but doesn't sound like he chose them. #cubs  very much in play here.